Nighttime on Still Waters

Masters of the High Wire

March 06, 2022 Richard Goode Episode 69
Nighttime on Still Waters
Masters of the High Wire
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The wind is beginning to lose its raw edge, but the water is still lively and choppy. Join us on a moonless mad March night as memories of Shambala evoke a contemplation of high-wire walking in many of its different guises. The stove is warm, the kettle is on and there is always a warm welcome for you.  

Journal entry:

“6th March, Saturday.

"There’s a kerfuffle of rooks around the oak at the top of the hill. 
 They claw and scold the cold, sombre sky.

Two ducks fly low in tight formation
 Lambs clustered under a tree 
 Are spooked in a shower of bleats and blossom. 

There’s a patch of reeds thick the warm rough smell of fox
 For a short while, Penny and I are lost in another world.”

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In the intro and the outro, Saint-Saen's The Swan is performed by Karr and Bernstein (1961) and available on CC at

Two-stroke narrowboat engine recorded by 'James2nd' on the River Weaver, Cheshire. Uploaded to on 23rd June 2018. Creative Commons Licence. 

Piano and keyboard interludes composed and performed by Helen Ingram.

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Journal entry
Welcome to NB Erica
News from the moorings
Cabin chat
Masters of the high wire
Signing off
Weather Log